PCOA Annual Report 2022-2023

Dear Friends and Supporters, As we reflect on the past year, it’s hard to believe how far we have come since the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have continued to celebrate the return of in-person gatherings, including our suite of Healthy Living classes, Memory Cafes and community lunches. However, the lasting effects of the pandemic on the economy have left many older adults facing insurmountable challenges. We have been on the front lines providing lifesaving support to older adults every step of the way, but we now find ourselves at a critical juncture. The pandemic- era funding that has sustained our efforts will be ending, just as the needs of our community continue to escalate. Requests for support through our Helpline, and home- delivered meal service, have nearly doubled since the start of the pandemic. Our Home Repair program has seen an increase in the number of jobs completed by approximately 20% each year for the past two years. Housing costs have reached a crisis level, with


416,244 meals

748 people

2,796 people

two-thirds of our calls coming from older adults struggling to afford rent and facing homelessness at an alarming rate. Arizona experienced the largest increase in rent prices in the country, and Tucson’s rent prices have risen more than 30% since the beginning of the pandemic. As PCOA prepares its response plan to bridge the gap between dwindling resources and the growing need for assistance, we have locked arms with Area Agencies on Aging across the state and are excited to share that this year, we successfully secured new legislative funding. These funds will be used to support our targeted client services, including an emergency fund, home delivered meals, and other in-home supports. You will learn more about this in the pages ahead.

The challenges remain great, but we are fortified by the strength of our community partners and the generosity of our donors who partner with us in this work. Together, we will continue to support and empower older adults, ensuring they can age with the respect and dignity they deserve.

received family caregiver information and assistance

served through home repair and adaptation

served through Pima Meals on Wheels and community programs

1,241 people

365 people

received end life care assistance & education

participated in our Healthy Living Programs

In partnership,

100,000+ hours

170,271 hours

33,633 Helpline contacts

Agnes Poore Chair, Board of Directors

of volunteer service

of in-home services provided

3,651 long term care residents

W.Mark Clark President & CEO

28,580 hours

2,838 people

helped to navigate Medicare provided Ombudsman services Participants may have received more than one service from PCOA. of respite provided


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